Did you know your teeth can last for a lifetime if you care for them properly over the years? You may think brushing and flossing are enough, but they are not. Although they are your first line of defense against preventable issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, the American Dental Association (ADA) also recommends you visit your dentist in Greenfield at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. At Advanced Dental Treatment Center, we focus on preventive care to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.
Despite the ADA recommending semi-annual appointments, one-third of Americans do not see their dentist regularly. All too often, it is believed you do not need to schedule a visit until after a problem arises, but this could not be further from the truth. In fact, routine care allows us to prevent issues from developing in the first place.
With 50% of adults having a form of gum disease and 92% of adults having had at least 1 cavity, we offer the preventive care you need to keep your smile healthy. In fact, every $1 spent on prevention can save you $8 to $50 on restorative and emergency care. It is easier than ever to get the services you need for minimal out-of-pocket expense. Many dental insurance carriers cover preventive appointments 100%. We work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to reduce the amount you need to pay.
It is best to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss every night to remove food particles and plaque from your teeth. Although brushing and flossing are effective, there are areas in your mouth you cannot clean at home. As a result, tartar accumulates, which hosts harmful bacteria that can infect your gum tissue.
Our dental hygienist uses special dental tools to clean any areas you missed at home. They also take the time to discuss your home oral hygiene habits and make recommendations for improvement to keep your smile healthy in between your appointments.
A checkup allows us to monitor your oral health to detect any areas of concern while they are still small. This allows your Greenfield dentist to quickly intervene to lessen the need for an invasive or costly treatment in the future. Besides a visual examination, we also review digital x-rays of your mouth to look for any issues that may be brewing beneath the surface.
We take the time to explain the results of your check and answer your questions. We work with you to create a customized treatment plan to reach your oral health goals both in-office and at-home.
If it has been longer than 6 months since your last cleaning and checkup, do not wait for a problem to occur before you see your dentist. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.